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Catherine Tidy Armed Forces Covenant, Employment, Partnering with Defence...

Assist Resourcing has joined the growing army of businesses throughout the UK pledging to support the country’s forces community.

The business has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served - as well as their families - are treated fairly.

Assist’s managing director Chris Edwards and Melissa Reilly, the company’s commercial manager, recently met two major supporters of the Armed Forces Covenant - David Middleton MBE, a colonel in the Army Reserve, and Wendy Bell MBE - as they begin their journey to work in partnership with the organisation.

Their relationship was initially formed due to Assist’s links with the Department for Work and Pensions where David is senior national account manager for the National Employer and Partnership Team and Wendy a senior national account manager for JobCentre Plus.

Chris said: “A huge wealth of skills and experience has been gained by men and women during their military training and careers. 

“However, making the move from the military to civilian life can be extremely daunting and we will be looking to support people coming out of the forces, or veterans, in any way we can to help them into employment.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to work with such amazing people and support this great cause.”

Assist Resourcing will be attending the Partnering with Defence employer conference in London later this month, joining other business professionals and defence personnel who will hear armed forces stakeholders and key industry leaders discussing the mutual benefits of partnership working.

Already, more than 1,500 businesses, organisations, charities and local authorities nationwide have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.


CAPTION: Melissa Reilly with David Middleton MBE